Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Touring (E46) 320 i, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 318 i, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 328 i, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 320 d, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 330 i, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 320 i, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 325 i, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 320 d, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 318 i, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 316 i, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 318 d, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 330 d, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 318 d, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 323 i, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 318 i, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 320 i View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front anti roll bar link / front drop link on BMW 3 (E46) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: anti roll bar links – BMW E46 touring. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 17
HEX bit no.H7
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Fender cover
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the stabiliser links on BMW E46 touring in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for both stabiliser links on the same axle.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – BMW E46 touring.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Anti Roll Bar Links on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 1999 - free PDF and video manuals
    Open the hood.
  2. Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
    How to replace BMW 3 Touring (E46) 320d 2.0 2000 Anti Roll Bar Links - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  3. Step 4
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  4. Step 5
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  5. Step 6
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW E46 touring
  6. Step 7
    How to replace Anti Roll Bar Links on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 2004: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Remove the wheel.
  7. Step 8.1
    How hard is it to do yourself: Anti Roll Bar Links replacement on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 330xd 2.9 2005 - download illustrated guide
    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners.
    Step 8.2
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    Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  8. Step 9
    Changing of Anti Roll Bar Links on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 2000 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut. Use HEX No.H7. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 10
    BMW 3 SERIES 330xi 3.0 Anti Roll Bar Links replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the stabilizer bar. Use HEX No.H7. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 11
    Replacing Anti Roll Bar Links on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 2002 320d 2.0 by yourself
    Remove the stabilizer rod.
  11. Step 12
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    Install a new rod, tighten the fasteners.
  12. Step 13
    How to change Anti Roll Bar Links on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 2004 - tips and tricks
    Tighten the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut. Use a drive socket #17. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 55 Nm torque.
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